How to combine vegetables in your daily diet?

By now, it is clear to everyone that a daily intake of fruits and vegetables is essential in a balanced diet. The recommendations of the experts usually focus on the quantity, the usual five daily servings. But the truth is that both from a nutritional and taste point of view, it is recommended that the intake of fruits and vegetables be as varied as possible, as recommended by the World Health Organization.

At Naturcharc we have a vast catalog of quality organic products that can be incorporated into a healthy and balanced diet in many different ways. If we consider the flavors, the ideal is to play on two terrains. On the one hand with the textures and on the other with the flavors. Eating healthy does not have to be boring if we know how to find the combinations that best highlight the characteristics of each ingredient. With the textures, we can seek to combine the most crispy in salads, such as cabbage or lettuces with other juicier ones, such as tomatoes.

The more bitter flavors, such as broccoli, combine well with the sweeter flavors, such as onions. Something similar occurs with acidic flavors that combine well with sweets. Among the ingredients with a touch of acidity, for example, the tomato stands out and among those with the highest proportion of sweetness, the sweet potatoes stand out and the pumpkins. In general, the key is to combine foods that have different but complementary flavors.

Nutritional combinations

Combining fruits and vegetables also has nutritional advantages, since certain nutrients are better absorbed together and it is good to take into account the vitamin compositions of each product. For example, we can combine those with more vitamin C, such as peppers with those that are rich in iron, such as broccoli since this mineral is better absorbed in the presence of vitamin C.

One of the most important compounds found in plant products are antioxidant substances. In the past, they were not given much attention, as they did not seem to fulfill any important function within the body. After all, many of these substances are not vitamins, for which there have been many studies since the beginning of the 20th century.

However, it has been discovered that these antioxidant substances, such as those that give aubergines their purple color play a very important role in helping the body to purify harmful substances and resist better environmental attacks.

In short, it’s not too hard to incorporate these combinations of fruits and veggies throughout the day. Fruits, such as melon or watermelon, should be consumed mid-morning or mid-afternoon, since alone we will make better use of their vitamin supply. In general, the more varied the diet, the more different and necessary nutrients we can benefit from.

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